1540

13.01.2017 14:04

The birth of watchmaking art

It is not possible today to state a definite hour of birth of watchmaking art. It is, however, known that in 1540 the first watchmaking association in Germany was formed as the germ cell of a orderly guild – namely in Dresden. These first watchmakers still belonged to the guild of smiths; because originally it were smiths and locksmiths who made timepieces.

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